Watch Idris Elba Throw Down An Impressive Hour-Long Set On Air [VIDEO]
It seems that whenever a celebrity begins or reignites a DJ career, it’s up to them to prove their ability in doing so. It’s not something that bedroom producers are routinely subjected to, making it a bit of a double standard, but we understand where they’re coming from. And yet, plenty of celebrities and “non-DJs” have proven themselves at their craft: Shaq, Elijah Wood, Kristian Nairn, even the CEO for Goldman Sachs. Included in that list is Idris Elba, expected to be the next to don the mantle of 007.
Idris Elba has been performing as a DJ for years, most recently making an appearance at Tomorrowland, and has even produced a couple tunes. For the latest bit of proof, he’s done a full 60-minute set for Radar Radio; and though it has no reflection on his DJ ability, his hybrid Cockney accent definitely inspires a bit of implicit faith.
Elba opens with his own remix of “Circles” by Natalie Wood & N:Fostell, and from there he continues on a path of house domination. You’d do well to give Idris a shot in this hour-long journey. Check it out below!
One Of Our Favorite Hollywood Actors Just Launched His Own Record Label
Actor Idris Elba has a long list of credits, but now he’s taking on an entirely new role. The multifaceted star is heading up his very own indie record label, 7Wallace Music, with a debut release already on lock.
James BKS is the first signee on the books. The French hip-hop producer is largely inspired by his father, saxophonist Manu Dibango and has worked with the likes of Diddy and Talib Kweli. The future looks bright for this “rare find” artist — and for the label backing him.
“His hip-hop sensibilities transfer to the other music he makes, he’s a nice person to work with and is gonna be a strong artist in the future,” Elba explains. “It’s a huge move for 7Wallace.”
If you take a look at Elba’s SoundCloud, it’s obvious music has been a passion for some time. Maybe we’ll get to hear some music coming through from the man himself. As for the first release, it’s seems this artist-label pairing is an excellent match.
The new single, “Kwele” is out now 7Wallace Music. As for what we can expect next from Idris Elba’s new label, we’ll have to wait and see.
James BKS – Kwele feat. Allan Kingdom & Manu Dibango
Michelle Obama & Other Celebs Give Final Verdict On ‘Black Panther’
Black Panther weekend is finally coming to an end with Presidents Day being the last day to bring in big numbers.
The movie is getting praise from critics and fans alike with major celebrities chiming in on the film’s impact. Our former U.S. first lady Michelle Obama definitely made a visit to Wakanda, and she gave her thoughts Twitter.
Michelle was not the first big name to express praise for the movie. Scroll through to find out what folks like Kevin Hart, Idris Elba, and more had to say about the film!